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The SZ520FM is an SZ series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2006.

The SZ520FM features a flamed maple top on a mahogany body mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fretboard with binding and special EKG-style "heartbeat" position markers. Components include a pair of humbucking pickups made by Ibanez and designed by Seymour Duncan with individual volume controls, a Gibraltar III fixed bridge with staggered through-body stringing arrangement for superior tonal balance, Ibanez die-cast tuners and knurled control knobs.

The SZ520QM is a similar model with a quilted maple top and different fretboard inlays. The SZ520CT is another similar model with different inlays and without the exotic top.

The SZ520FM was discontinued in 2012.

Specifications

Specifications for SZ520FM
Year(s) produced: 2006–2012
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: South Korea
Finish(es): Dark Amber Sunburst (DAS) / Dark Red Sunburst (DRS) / Transparent Black Sunburst (TKS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flamed maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar III fixed
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Nickel
Neck
Neck type:
SZ
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany
Scale length:
638mm/ 25.1"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Heartbeat
Frets:
22 / large
Nut:
Black plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Duncan/Ibanez bridge (H)
Neck pickup:
Duncan/Ibanez neck (H)
Controls:
Two volumes / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
SZ520FM DRS.jpg
Dark Red Sunburst
SZ520FM TKS.jpg
Transparent Black Sunburst
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout

Sources

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